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Handing over a cheque for £6,750 to the air ambulance at Clipsham.
Kirby Hamill, the 70-year-old woman who was flown to hospital by air ambulance after being knocked down by thieves stealing a telehandler from Clipsham Quarry in Rutland last year (see NSS December...
Conveyors must have guardsFines and costs totaling £115,000 have been imposed on an engineering firm and a machine supplier as the result of a man being dragged through a gap no bigger than a...
If he wants to risk getting cancer from silica dust, or injury by tripping up on the debris, should the Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental Executive stop him?
A three-week focus on health & safety got underway on 30 June with the future of around 200 regulations under debate. Government ministers will use the views generated to remove unnecessary rules...
 
The number of deaths in the construction industry went up last year from 41 to 50, contributing to an overall rise in the number of workplace deaths in the UK from 147 to 171.With a death rate of 2.4...
Scissor lifts can be dangerousClark & Fenn Skanska Ltd, of Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, have been fined £5,000 with £11,348 costs as a result of two workers being injured when a...
In a move to cut costs, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are ending their Infoline telephone service on 30 September.Businesses will still be able to notify fatal and major incidents and...
Construction workers across the Highlands are being urged to pick up lifesaving advice at a free event on Tuesday 24 May at Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness.The event will offer practical...
Arlindo Visentin, a 58-year-old from Brazil, died under what is estimated to have been between three and five tonnes of gravel and clay that collapsed on him while he was one of three workers digging...
Zimbabwe black granite is one of the most popular materials for worktops in the UK, but what is the human cost of the productioon of the granite?There was a report in a Zimbabwe newspaper, News Day,...
Don’t ignore risksA Coventry construction firm has been prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after repeatedly breaching health and safety regulations.Coventry Magistrates heard...
After a three-week hearing it took jurors just 90minutes to decide Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings were guilty of corporate manslaughter, becoming the first company to be convicted of the offence that...
Stirling Stone in Scotland have been convicted of health & safety breaches that resulted in the death of a stone mason's labourer. Contractors Robertson Construction Central were also...
The CITB-ConstructionSkills’ Health & Safety Test is 10 years old this week (4 April) and since its inception 4million tests have been booked by the construction industry.The test has...
Scottish masonry company Stirling Stone Ltd have been fined £200,000 following the death of an employee who fell from scaffolding in Glasgow.Stirling Stone and the company they were working for...
Falls kill and injure a lot of people in construction but campaigns such as the HSE's Shattered Lives could become a casualty of the cuts.
To add insult to injury – or at least injury reduction – the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) could start charging companies to inspect them.That is one alternative to reducing the...

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